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sago (sā´gō) [Malay], edible starch extracted from the pithlike center of several E Asian palms (chiefly Metroxylon sagu) or sometimes of cycads. The starch is an important item in the diet in some parts of E Asia and is exported for use in foods (e.g., puddings) and for stiffening textiles. Sago is obtained by grinding the stem content of a filled mature sago palm that is beginning to flower into powder and washing the starch free. For local use it is pulverized, but for the market it is usually sieved and then heated to form granules. The florists' sago palm is not a true palm but a cycad of the American genus Zamia.Z. floridana, called wild sago or coontie, yields Florida arrowroot.

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sa·go / ˈsāgō/ • n. (pl. -os) 1. edible starch that is obtained from a palm and is a staple food in parts of the tropics. ∎  (also sago pudding) a sweet dish made from sago and milk. 2. (sago palm) the palm (Metroxylon sagu) from which most sago is obtained, growing in freshwater swamps in Southeast Asia. ∎  any of a number of other palms or cycads that yield a similar starch.

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sago Starchy grains prepared from the pith of the swamp sago (Metroxylon sagu) and the sugar palm (Arenga pinnuta); almost pure starch and sugars (sucrose, glucose, and fructose), free from protein.

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sago XVI (sagu; later sagow, sagoe; in XVIII, after Du., sago). — (orig. through Pg.) Malay sagu.

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sago See CYCAS.

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